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billion for settling an investigation. largest criminal penalty on a car company in u.s. history. those are the headlines. i'm john siegenthaler, i'll see you at 11, 8 pacific, "america tonight" with joie chen is coming up next. >> on "america tonight," an exclusive investigation. invisible children. some of florida's most vulnerable, warehoused and neglected. inside the legal tug of war between their parents and the people charged with caring for them. >> finding my son stuck between the door, how is that facility helping him? just stuck between a door. >> also tonight. the agony of the wait for answers.
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as vectors sharpen their focus on the crew of malaysia air 370. what can investigators learn from the captain's hifs and his hobbies and what are they looking for now? and, who's in charge here? as russia takes a firmer grip on crimea? >> they came and said it's over he told me that putin has declared this russian territory and that we should go away. >> our correspondent jennifer glasse is caught between the old guard and new. >> and good evening, thanks for joining us, i'm joie chen. walk into a nursing home in florida and there is a chance that you may see some very young, vulnerable residents there. more than 100 medically fragile children live in long term care facilities in florida, a
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situation that has prompted the u.s. justice department to take the unusual step of suing the state, charging the kids civil rights are being violated. in an exclusive investigation, "america tonight"'s correspondent sheila macvicar takes us inside one of these nursing homes and one parent's struggle to bring his child home. >> reporter: this hidden camera video from inside a florida nursing home. children in wheelchairs parked in a hallway at a place called kids corner near fort lauderdale. >> more like a facility of storage, of storing kids. >> marcello martinez knows something about kids corner. his son has lived there more than a year. andrew martinez was an outgoing senior. his goal was to be a
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firefighter. >> ten days after his 18th birthday he had a cardiac arrest and oxygen deprivation to his brain. >> could you have him at home with you? >> that's what i would love. >> martinez was never told he could have in-home care for his son. since he left the hospital, andrew has only lived in nursing homes. the state of florida has pushed parents like martinez to send their children to nursing homes like this one according to a u.s. department of justice investigation. old and young, geriatric and pediatric. this is the first of our trips inside with martinez. >> what do you think his day is like when you do not come to see him? what does he do? >> not much of nothing. because when i show up there, there's no interaction. >> with other people?
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>> yes. >> or with staff? >> with staff, there's nobody there to really care to him, there's no -- it's more of a -- more of a system, okay, 12:00, need him, give him his meds, that's it. done-deal. >> reporter: the deal on this day, kids in the hallway, some desperate for attention. none of the kids doing in. no activities, not even a toy in their hands. the calendar, kids corner calls it chillin'. >> and is that the way those kids are treated? >> yeah, yeah, on the average that's basically it. so it's basically new. finding my son stuck in between a door. how is that facility helping him, just stuck between a door,
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oh yeah. but that's the reality i have to deal with. i'm sorry. >> reporter: other families told us they had seen the same thing. children neglected for hours, parked in the hallway, ignored. the reality federal inspectors had found at kids corner, rusty kids, heavily soiled walls and counters, furniture in disrepair, loose handrails, dirty showers and possibly most alarming of all, only one registered nurse scheduled on the night shift to care for 59 medically fragile children. federal standards call for at least two. 11-year-old diante schuler is a quadriplegic after being struck by a car riding his bike.
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while he was there he endured bed sources and two broken legs. >> how was it there? >> terrible. >> why was it terrible? >> nasty food. >> what? >> somebody to see was rough. >> rough in what way? >> when they change you, they turn you hard and everything. >> they weren't very gentle with you? >> yeah. >> cnas are certified nurse assistants. "like" marcello martins, they didn't think they could get home nursing from the state. >> we were told they would cut back on nursing care where we wouldn't get it full time. so that wasn't an option. >> i'm about to party ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ it's my -- >> deonte's grandmother then tried to leave deonte out of
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kids corner. >> they didn't want to leave. that was part of their gravy train. >> the schulers finally found help. >> he would be the angel of mercy and get him out of there. >> the angel of mercy is now suing the state of florida to force the state to pay for in-home care. a lawsuit joined 50 department of justice civil rights division. >> nursing homes are not an appropriate place for any child. children should be with their family. the state has acknowledged it is 20% more expensive to have a child in a nursing home than it is to have a child in their own home. it ends up costing the state 250 to $300,000 a year. >> this sounds like ano brainer,
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why don't they do it? >> it is a financial incentive to have these people at the nursing homes. it is an annuity. >> the state pays the nursing home up to $550 per day for children, 20% more than full time nursing care at home. the federal lawsuit says the state has violated the civil rights of these children by unnecessarily segregating and isolating them in nursing homes, away from family and community. marcello martinez wishes his son andrew wasn't so isolated. his son is more than an hour away and visiting is difficult. >> i'm just like your average joe, i have my bills to pay, i have kids to raise, and i -- you know -- >> and you got andrew? >> yes. >> after the break. "america tonight" sheila macvicar continues her
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exclusive investigation into the warehousing of florida's invisible children. >> my daughter was healthy when they took her away. next day she was dead. >> the heartbreaking results of florida forcing children into places where they clearly don't belong. and later here, malaysia air 370, the fbi is now analyzing data from the captain's flight sisimulator as the captain comes into closer focus.
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>> the ukraine crisis as tensions esalate >> russia for all inents and purposes showing no signs of backing down. >> crimea's vote rejected by the west... >> here in crimea, a lot of them say the west should just butt out... >> new santions looming >> mr. ambassador will those sanctions work? >> things could easily get out of control >> will crimea break away? what's russia's next move? and how will th u.s. respond? >> we're making it clear that there are consequences for their actions... >> for continuing coverage stay with al jazeera america your global news leader.
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>> and now we continue "america tonight"'s exclusive investigation into the plight of florida's invisible children. few parents are prepared to care alone for a child who has suffered a catastrophic illness. is sometimes they need help around the clock. parents of medically fragile children says the state has pushed them to send them to nursing homes. sheila macvicar's investigation of one child's tragic trip to a nursing home. >> they took her out of my arms and they kill her, is what they
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did. >> reporter: perhaps no story is more heartbreaking than marie frery's she suffered from water on the brain. but under her mother's care she was seizure-free from the time she was 14. >> all the love and care, i could give her. >> herniated disks and carpal tunnel syndrome. the judge ordered additional hours of nursing so she was covered for all 24 hours. but the state ignored that court order. >> the state never even made the telephone call. to get marie the care she needs. >> instead the state decide marie should be in a nursing home and took her by ambulance against the wishes of her mother
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and against a court order on a neither 300 mile trip to miami. this is the being pictures of marie the last day she was alive. >> she was belted in the ambulance without letting me go with her. be without her issued medicines, without water. >> marie was supposed to take her seizure medications three times a day. an investigation indicated she didn't receive these medications in the ambulance or in the nursing home. >> she wasn't given the medicines. >> she was rushed to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead 12 hours after she had arrived in miami. >> my daughter was healthy when they took her away. and next day she was dead. >> is there any doubt in your
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mind that if marie had been able to come home to you as the judge had ordered that she would still be alive? >> she would not be dead. >> overseeing medically fragile children, dudek declined to sit down with us. she insisted parents could decide whether their children could be cared for at home. >> it is the parent or guardian who authorizes the location of service delivery and our goal that children receive the medically required services they need in the most l appropriate setting. >> i should be allowed to have my child with me, it's that simple. >> they have had to fight the state every step of the way to keep their children home. >> mama is here. >> sue root's daughter amy is
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quadriplegic and suffers from seizures, sometimes as many as 50 in a day. they require immediate medical attention. amy also breathes through a tube in her throat an airway that needs to be monitored at all times because it can become clogged cutting off her supply of oxygen. >> she can't walk, she can't talk, she can't eat, she can't do anything for herself, yes, she needs 24-7 care. >> talk to you about these pictures. >> that was the last school picture before her accident. >> a little more than four years ago, amy an eight-year-old third grader suffered massive head trauma after an accident. sue root told her a pediatric nursing home was the best place for her daughter. but root wanted her daughter at home and florida agreed.
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florida initially provided 24 hour nursing care for amy. >> i got a card in the mail saying the hours were reduced. >> why were they being reduced? amy hadn't gotten better. >> they said there was parental responsibility to care for your own child. >> her hours were cut from 24 hours to 16 hours then to 12 hours. at one point the state proposed cutting amy's home nursing down to six hours per day. >> that was the ultimate goal. the ultimate goal was for the parent to be responsible. >> according the paperwork sue root provided us, the nonprofit agency florida uses to administer these claims, eq health solutions said nursing care was not allowed for convenience of the parent. >> i'm sorry that the situation happened. nobody is sorrier than we are
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and we live with it every day of our life. i shouldn't have to be begging for services or 80 or jumping th 50 million hoops to get these people to respond. other places, other states are able to manage these situations so much better than florida. and i'm with, why can't florida get it together? >> have you come to any conclusions about what the answer to that question is? >> because they don't want to. it's not a priority. i think they would rather see my daughter die, and quit being a problem to them. >> since amy joined the lawsuit, well, things have changed. as her medical paperwork may explain. sue root once again has 24 hour nursing care for her daughter, which she believes happened only because of the suit. the only problem, state medicaid rates haven't changed since 1997 and it's hard to find nurses.
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once deeonte got a lawyer, things changed for him also. he has moved to another facility. deeonte now takes the bus to school every day. he takes part in activity. >> we are making a laiv lava la. >> if you had your wish about where you could live, where would you live? >> at home. >> with your mom and your grandparents? >> uh-huh. >> home is four hours away in orlando and visits are special occasions. >> deeonte is the light of my life. he's a beautiful soul. when i see him i go into joy-mode, that's how i feel.
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>> andrew martinez future is not as clear. on this day, marcello martinez learned his child was receiving only two hours a month of speech therapy. >> she says to you, he doesn't follow our commands and we can only evaluate him on what we see. can you tell me what you said to her? >> i said pulled down my camera phone and showed him. 1-2-3, there you go, push it up, push it up more, more, you got it. hold onto it and push it. push it up, there you go, there you go andrew! >> kids corner's owner declined to sit down with us. we received this statement from kids corner. our dedicated staff has an exemplary record and we take our
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responsibilities to the children entrusted to our care very seriously. marcello martins worries that his child answer care is being further diminished by lack of therapy, doesn't know what's going to hatch when he turns 21, when he can't even stay at kids corner. >> state of florida, you don't care. this is one father that could tell you that. like i say, you don't care about my son or the rest of these kids. and i see it, live it every day. >> joie, the state of florida has a billion dollar budget surplus. getting these kids and their families the care they need at home would not be that expensive. and remember, even full time skilled care cost 20% less than leaving achild in a nursing home. >> that is almost impossible to comprehend.
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so it is not a state money issue. it's not a budget issue but there is a financial element to this. >> yes, of course. the nursing home industry in florida is very large, very wealthy and very politically connected. >> that may lead to decisions being made -- >> if you put a child at a nursing home at age of birth or age of eight, in all likelihood they will be there at age of 21. and each child in a nursing home is worth 200,000 to 300,000 to the facility. >> the irony, in your previous report on this, you were talking about the emphasis the state puts on reunifying these children, and now you're talking about separating families. >> parents are told, in the case of deeonte schuler, you can send
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him to a facility or a another facility four hours down the road. they were not told they could get care at home. the state was telling them, there are cutbacks, there are cutbacks. in the case of andrew martinez, his dad wants him at home. he's a single dad. whether he could get the skilled help he needed to care for andrew, where he could actually get the therapy, his neurologists of say he has not yet plateaued and with a brain that is still active there could be improvement. >> we hope that there will be. "america tonight"'s sheila macvicar, thank you very much for both of those reports. cowmg next. a tense-- coming up next. a tense standoff. >> we had to come in.
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arseniy told us. about. >> jennifer glasse reports.
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>> now, a snapshot of stories making headlines on "america tonight." the 1981 assassination attempt on pop john the xxiind. the state of texas will be able to continue its scheduled execution when the supply of
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death drugs run out at the end of the month. corrections officials have obtained a new batch of drugs. death drugs have been on short supply ever since european suppliers have stopped selling. toyota agrees to a $12 billion settlement. settlement after a four year justice investigation, the flaw was throirchg linked to at lease deaths. passengers families on board the malaysia flight 370. boiled over. as the investigation zeros in a closer examination of the pilot's home made cockpit simulator, offered malaysian
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authorities help. helping this might help them learn more about captain zaharie shah. these are part of a youtube video to the pilot. known as uncle ari. they insist he couldn't have done anything malicious to the aircraft. >> if anything happened to the plane he would make sure everyone else welfare were taken care of. that's captain zaharie that i l know. >> and shah was an experience pilot with more than 18,000 flight hours and even certified as a simulator.
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shah proudly showed off the flight simulator he built at home. >> this video is to be used to optimize your compressor -- >> on his youtube channel he demonstrates credit, other passion, cooking. and passion for another interest, radio-controlled aircraft. social media hasn't revealed as much about his co-pilot, 27-year-old fariq hamid. engaged to be married. hamid's neighbor who wants to be known only as miss n, offered the only briefest detail. >> i didn't know much about this family. i can only say, i hope the news doesn't want to expose how bad the pilot was, because i don't think this is because of the
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pilot. >> helping us to understand the impact that u.s. investigators may be able to make on this case is former can fbi investigator chris fervoss. help us to understand, we know the malasian authorities are seeking help from the fbi to try track back and understand what's in the computer that this pilot had. >> right. >> what could they possibly find assuming there's no note that says here's with i plan to do? >> well, first of all you can't actually rule that out. because this overall has the appearances of something that was very elaborately planned. if something was elaborately planned it would not be unusual to find a letter explaining this. if it was a suicide, you would expect to see a suicide letter explaining the issues, when it was a suicide letter causing
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others to say, they're going to have a lot oto say so their grievance can be aired or reason for doing it. >> there is indication from the malasian authorities that some files were deleted shortly before, within the month before this incident took place. would the fbi really be able to help them track back and finder this information see what's on it? >> it's pretty easy to find on a computer, not terribly difficult. computers to some degree are lazy which means when you delete a file the only thing the computer does is leave that section of the hard drive available to be rewritten. all the data remains. so if it's just simply deleted, everything is still there until the computer goes back to rewrite it. and it rewrites in a sporadic fashion so it may not rewrite that whole section so there may be parts of it that are left there. >> it may be indications that somebody was trying to plan out a flight path or something of this nature? >> you'd look for awritten plan to start with.
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-- a written plan to start with. then you'd also look for practice on the route that the plane actually look. the first things you would look for is, are there any landing areas that are in the vircht of of -- vicinity of the route that the plane took or if you extended the known route of the plane or the anticipated route of the plane are there landing strips in that location, if it wasn't suicidal if they wanted to take plane and keep it for some reason. you begin to look for things that add up in that fashion. >> this is an experience that u.s. investigators have had not in this particular case but in the past you have had cases where you're tracing back through people's computer records trying to understand who they are? >> right, exact lir. you are always -- exactly. you are looking for who they are, you're also looking for triggering events. at the surface, the pilot and the co-pilot look like upstanding individuals.
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they look like good solid people that's reported back from everybody that knows them. there are triggering theefnts es that might be psychologically triggering to them. that kept them to themselves, was there a significant loss of some sort? usually personal or professional. if they can dig either of those things up, if they can dig them both up, both a personal and a professional loss, that tends to put people into serious tail spins. >> and that can be a real hint about where people go. former fbi investigator christopher wall, thanks for coming. >> thanks for having me on. high stakes global chess game, tension are running high in crimea. similar to the days leading up
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to world war ii, the most serious test in the 20th 03. -- at which tim 20th century. it is putting together a plan to safely withdraw its military and their families from the crimea. and u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon will pass for a peaceful resolution. is a peaceful resolution possible though after the takeover of the ukrainian navy headquarters. why jennifer glasse was there. >> we understand it's been stormed, they've been in a standoff there for more than two weeks. and it had been very aggressive during the last couple of days we tried to film there and the russian troops hid and the self defense forces actually turned
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our camera around. it won't be like that today. when we get to the headquarters the gates are open, the ukrainian insignia torn off and we just walk in. there are unarmed ukrainian officers standing outside their offices. among them pavlo shevchenko. he doesn't think it should have happened this way, that it should have been done like civilized leaders. like in afghanistan. the first ones that came in were pro-russian self defense officers. consume who are you, i ask him, we are aliens, i don't know that word in russian so i ask, who are you? >> i'm we had to go in ar be ary
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told me. thank god they didn't, he said, but they could have, they were given an order to shoot. ukrainian forces were given permission to fire in self defense but most of these men were unarmed when the base was stormed. civilians move into the headquarters be building, and be be civiliancivilians cheer them. russians can arrive in numbers. they emerge with only what they can carry. so they're making ukrainian officers like this one leave the base, carrying his uniform, can cheering rastiev?
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>> no comment. >> and they don't want to leave, one of the officers said to me at least let us have some of our dig tonight. >> and not offered much of that in the crowd. >> where are you headed? i just asked them, we're headed to freedom. >> it's not clear what the forces will find outside their base. they've been trapped in here for three weeks. >> so the ukrainian forces just headed out that gate. this is the self defense forces. these are the forces that first came in some of them were arnold and they were followed into the naval headquarters by russian troops. the admiral of russia's black sea fleet tries and fails to find his ukrainian counterpart for some kind of talks and a man hunt ensues. the forces are in place and the people are happy. luludmilla is thrilled that it s
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in russian hands. what about the ukrainian sailors i asked her? ukrainian soldiers? ukraine is over there with fascists and nationalists. they should leave the ships behind. taking over the base was a collaborative efforts. civilians in and out of uniform sharing opro-russian agenda. they apparently just found ukrainian black sea commander somewhere in the buildings here and now they say it's all over. they've taken him out in a car and most of these guys are leaving. they demand that we leave too. we had wanted to speak to the russian commander, no one will tell us who or where he is. they stop us at the gate. it is still unclear who is in charge here but amid the chaos it's clear that russia is taking
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over. glk a al jazeera. >> al jazeera's jennifer glasse is with us now. what was that like? >> it was very, very unexpected morning. we've been driving by this building for the past couple of weeks, it's been blockaded. we have been trying talk to the leaders inside, they wouldn't let us inside and then of course this just happened this morning, the people went in, the gates were totally open. we could wander around for quite a while. the russians wouldn't talk to us, the self-defense forces would talk to us. it's really an extraordinary time. so many things are happening. on sunday it was ukraine, on monday it was independent crimea. it's russian territory and the ukrainian forces have to leave. it is a very, very changeable time, very interesting time, you felt for those ukrainian forces
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a very humiliating day for them to be driven from their headquarters, many of them upset, taking things only from their offices, when we left the base there were still some men in there and also this evening the head of the ukrainian navy is still being held and questioned. kiev has demand he his release but we don't know what they will question him for, he is commander of the naval forces here. that base last been handed over but we still has soldiers and sailors across the crimean peninsula blockaded in their ships and bases. for them it is going to be a very, very long night joie. >> is there ang understanding who they -- is there an unsing who they are reporting to? who they are getting direction from kiev? >> they are not getting great direction from kiev. we heard as a result of the
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attack from the base they are drawing up a plan to evacuate the military personnel and their families, it is a big step and the military is the only institution left that represents the government in kiev here and saying that they are going to pull the military out really shows that russia will be fully in control here. >> al jazeera's jennifer glasse, thanks very much. after the break on "america tonight," dream dollars. >> and he can't just pull out like $5,000 out of his pocket just for me, like go to schools, it had to be like on how many class he i have to take. >> the scholarship program that's giving dreamers a chance at a better life.
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>> immigration advocates are supporting hundreds of detainees on a hunger strike, in washington state. this movements started about 12 days ago and there are few detainees still refusing food under medical supervision. now there are hundreds in texas doing the same. now 65,000 immigrant children who do not have legal rights to be in this country will graduate from u.s. high schools. despite a presidential order that spared most students, the future of young scholars remains
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uncertain. >> history encourages me to work hard and be able to get as far as i can. >> elba pas's father brought her family olive in northern virginia when she was just ten years old. >> it is really important to get a good education, that is the reason my dad brought me here, because he knew it is a better chance here than back in honduras. >> pas didn't even know she was undocumented. she found out after she was a high school junior and her brother had been deported. >> when i was in high school i always thought of being a teacher, that was like my goal. >> but pas's dream ran smack into the reality of being an undocumented immigrant. >> i'm not able to get any type of financial aid or any type of
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loans. i took a year off because i knew i didn't have the money to pay as many classes as i wanted to. >> even her local community college at $1200 a class is nearly out of reach. pas can only afford one class per semester. and at this rate, it will take her three years to get enough credits to sponsor to a four year institution, where she can get a degree. >> i can't afford to pay rent and he can't pull out like $5,000 out of his pocket just for me to go to school. i had to be like patient on knowing how many classes i have to take. >> and at four year institutions, the money gap can be even more forbidding. at trin trinity university, tuin and fees are over $31,000 a
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year. most of it, students get help from the government. >> the single biggest challenge the undocumented students face is that they are unable to parent in the federal financial aid program. they can't get student loans. they cannot get pell grants. >> it is not much easier at public universities. >> how much do we want, when do we want it? now. >> as many as two million dreamers can now qualify for in-state tuition in 16 states. with more considering it. a handful of them also allow dreamers to apply for state funded scholarships and add it as well. -- and aid as well. >> these children have grown up as american as i am. to keep them out of the educational system is a loss for america. not just for these students but for the nation as well. >> in high schools all over america the students called dreamers, the children of undocumented immigrants are
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learning from their counselors that they alone among their classmates can receive no federal financial aid to go to college, no grants and no loans. >> stymied or immigration, led by former washington post chief donald graham, led a scholarship program for undocumented students. >> we are offering scholarship programs for work related programs. >> such as? >> nurses, teachers, computer programmers, accountants. work related programs where the total division cost $25,000, we have 25 education partners across the country. >> the idea he says, grew out of his experience helping low income students in washington, d.c. reach their college dreams. >> we've been helping all the kids in public school in this city. but every year, there were first
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two, and then five and then ten and now 75 or 100, of these students, who came here most of them as little kids. with their parents. they themselves did not illegally immigrate and the rest of the class can get pell grants, most of our d.c. students are very low income and everyone can get federal college loans. the dreamers can get nothing. >> but opponents say that amounts to a handout for undocumented immigrants at the hands of u.s. citizens. >> my argument is, are these spots going to go to people and restrict somebody who just got back from iraq or afghanistan, so a legal immigrant can pursue
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their educational opportunity and are they going to be put in the back seat? >> let me ask you this: if these young people are going to stay in the united states anyway, ultimately maybe on a path to citizenship, wouldn't it be best to give them the opportunity to get the most education they can? >> the question is, are there going to be educational opportunities and is california going to have a strong enough education system to sustain economic development and growth? are we going to become a leader again in the world or are we going to be a welfare state? i think we ought to cut off all entitlements and benefits to people who might come here illegally because look, free markets work. and you'd be nuts not to come here if you are in a war torn country like our neighbor to the south. if you find out they're giving out free k-12 education and welfare payments and food stamps and then next thing you know they're giving out free college
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tuition. it's like you won the lottery. >> the idea that undocumented students are going to take something away from an american student is preposterous. these students are not taking anything away from another student. there's plenty of education around. to advance the interests of our society, why would anyone want to deny an education to a young person? >> a young person like elba to whom a scholarship like this would be an opportunity ofulfill her goals and fulfill her father's too. >> he think there's a limit but i tell him, there isn't, there shouldn't be, just because of my status at the moment. if i really believe in myself i would get like really far. >> update now this week new york state senate rejected the dream act there, which would give undocumented students tuition support. governor andrew quomo is
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promising to giver it his -- git his support. a9 eastern, on al
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jazeera america. >> finally from us tonight it's the dream of children everywhere, do dream to grow up a big sports star. but imagination can become a
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real difference. the story ever the dream from kenya. -- the story of the dream from kenya. >> it's in nairobi, kenya. between 800,000 and a medical are living together. -- and a million are living together. in kenya, football is very important. >> football is the most popular sport like no questions asked. >> that is the number 1 sport. for the people who live in kibera. >> this is a very, very happy community. even though we can't afford so many things but we are happy to live as we are. >> they are shortly for football for teams. >> when you don't have resources or money and you want to play,
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you don't actually have to buy the ball. can you make a ball on your own. kids make them for themselves. get some rope or some rubber band. and you just put one bag over another over another over another over another. >> you know we don't need more than whatever we have because we can't afford that. >> the goal is, they land all down. when i was at the edge i used to make my own balls.
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when you're young you just want to have fun. you're not too worried about if this is a proper football or it isn't. you just want to have fun and kick it. >> i believe by playing that ball also, they get some skills. >> if i can't make this ball, i can't have anything to play with. so i have decided to always make this so that i can be a good football player. coming from slum. >> you just want to have fun, you're not too concerned about like the quality of the ball or if you can make a niek ebal nikr
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and adidas ball. you just want to have fun. >> that's it for us on "america tonight." if you want to comment on any of the stories you have seen here tonight log on to aljazeera.co aljazeera.com/be americatonight. log on. we'll have more of "america tonight," tomorrow.
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